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Dalton McGuinty

Premier of Ontario From 2003 to 2013


Dalton McGuinty (Left) With Prince Charles

Dalton McGuinty (Left) With Prince Charles

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About Dalton McGuinty

A bilingual Ottawa lawyer, Dalton McGuinty led the Ontario Liberal Party to a landslide majority in the 2003 Ontario provincial election. As Ontario Premier he quickly started to break many promises he made during the election campaign, including a pledge not to raise taxes. In 2005 Dalton McGuinty began a concerted campaign to get the federal government to close what he claims is a $23-billion gap between what Ontario contributes to the federal government and what Ontario gets back in services.

Premier of Ontario:

2003 to 2013


July 19, 1955 in Ottawa, Ontario


  • BSc in Biology - McMaster University
  • LLB - University of Ottawa



Political Party

Liberal Party



Political Career of Dalton McGuinty

  • Dalton McGuinty was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1990.
  • He was re-elected in 1995.
  • Dalton McGuinty was elected Leader of the Liberal Party of Ontario in 1996.
  • Hw led the Ontario Liberal Party to a majority government in 2003.
  • Dalton McGuinty was sworn in as Premier of Ontario in October 2003.

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